Five Compelling Panel Discussions Balanced with Inspirational Cultural Activities Offered.
Washington, DC.- The National Hellenic Society (NHS), a foundation focused on the preservation of Hellenic heritage in America through the sponsorship of educational and charitable programs, held its annual “Hellenic Golf Classic & Symposium,” September 15-18, 2011, at the Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., announced NHS Executive Director Timothy Maniatis.
“The Classic was a tremendous success and we felt we met the goals and expectations we set out to achieve,” said Maniatis. “We came together for a weekend of fun and fellowship for the benefit of Hellenism and to strengthen the Hellenic values and ideals that we share with one another. The heritage we share is the essence of our individual and collective success.”
The 2011 “Hellenic Golf Classic & Symposium” featured two days of world-class golf at the Phoenician, five inspirational panel discussions, stellar entertainment and NHS corporate meetings.
Among the intriguing topics of discussion were:
A dialogue on media and ethics in light of ancient Greek principles, moderated by former ABC Network and United Artist Film executive, Tony Thomopoulos
A presentation on the 2008 financial crisis and its ongoing effects on the economy by Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman, Phil Angelides and Financial Commission Member, Byron Georgiou
“Greek America: Prospects for the Next 50 Years,” by Professor Dan Georgakas
“Crete-The Roots of Mediterranean Diet,” by Chef Nikki Rose
A forum about the current state of the country by former U.S. Representative Michael Bilirakis
In addition, social activities including a riveting performance by Greece’s leading pop-star, Greek American Kalomira, and jaw-dropping performances by two young Greek American girls, Stephanie and Lexy Prodromos, the daughters of NHS member, Dr. Chadwick and Dr. Marilyn Prodromos. Their repertoire included opera, Broadway, original music and a traditional Greek music medley of favorites that left the audience stunned, proud and enamored of the young Greek Americans. Comedian Ellen Karis kicked-off the Classic with a hilarious opening night show for the attendees.
“We believe all our activities represent the best of what NHS is all about,” said Executive Director Maniatis. “We thank everyone who joined us for a relaxing, fun-filled weekend, and we appreciated their support of NHS’ mission.”